A brain surgeon in eastern Canada named Daniel McNeely experienced a career first last Thursday, and photos of it are going viral.
He was about to operate on an eight-year-old kid named Jackson McKie, who had a fluid build-up in his brain. The best news is Jackson's okay and back home recovering.
But the story is really about a request he made right before they put him under . . . after he brought his favorite STUFFED ANIMAL into surgery with him.
It was an old ratty teddy bear, with one arm that was just dangling by a thread. And he asked if they could fix up the teddy bear too.
So after the surgery, the doctor had a nurse set up a mini operating table with a few surgical tools. Then he used leftover stitches from Jackson's surgery to sew the arm back on.
He says that when he realized it might make Jackson feel even a tiny bit better, he knew he HAD to do it. And he posted a couple photos of the teddy bear surgery on Twitter.
(Here are the photos.)